COMMUNITY THANK YOU!
With summer approaching and another successful school year coming to an end, the Louisville Community Cupboard is once again scrambling to stock its shelves with items for families who may need to provide additional nutritious meals at home during the summer months.
During April and May the following food drives have taken “center stage”:
Thanks to the Stuff the Bus food drive conducted by Louisville Schools from April 2 through April 25. Students and staff did a tremendous job with this food drive. This will definitely make an impact in helping to fill the shelves at the Louisville Community Cupboard. We received two huge busloads of non-perishables on April 26th. Special thanks to the employees who traveled from school to school loading all the donations and then delivering them to the food pantry here in Louisville. They did a tremendous job in delivering approximately 4000 pounds of non-perishables.
On Saturday, May 12th, the 26th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive (Stamp out Hunger) took place. This happens each year on Mother’s Day weekend and thanks to this community and of course the Louisville Postal carriers, it is always a huge success. We do realize the extra work this takes on the part of Louisville Postal Workers and are thankful for their participation in this National event. All the donations are brought from the Post Office to the Louisville Community Cupboard by Pantry volunteers and stay here in the Louisville Community which serves approximately 150 families twice monthly. This food drive provided 5260 pounds of non-perishables.
On a very cold weekend in May, the Youth Group of Paradise United Church of Christ, camped out in homemade enclosures while collecting non-perishables and monetary donations. What they collected during the weekend was distributed to several organizations who provide for those less fortunate in our area. We were proud to receive a portion of those donations and are also proud of the youth and their advisors for teaching such valuable lessons.
On May 23rd, Key Bank will once again spend their Community Day with us. Thanks to your generous donations, the whole afternoon will be spent sorting and stocking shelves. This is a tremendous help!!
Finally, the Louisville Women’s Club has taken on the task of making detergent for the Louisville Community Cupboard. This was a project that began with Michelle Wilson and a group of students several years ago. We have been looking for an organization to continue this worthwhile project. Thanks to this special group of women, this spring, they will keep Michelle’s idea blooming.
Thank you Louisville!!
Sally Samblanet, Director
To offer grocery items to community members who are unable to provide for themselves and their families during critical periods of need. The Louisville Community Cupboard is committed to the belief that neighbors should help neighbors.
Louisville Community Cupboard
PO Box 84
Louisville, Ohio 44641
Average Monthly Distribution
|Households w/ children||71|
|Households w/o children||182|
|Seniors w/ children||29|
|Seniors w/o children||140|
|Adults w/ children||160|
|Adults w/o children||164|
|Total served w/ children||158|
|Total served w/o children||304|